Mohammed Bin Zayed addresses Armed Forces on 36th Anniversary of Unification
WAM Abu Dhabi, May 05th, 2012 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces General His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has said that 6th of May is a shining landmark in the history of our Armed Forces as
WAM Abu Dhabi, May 05th, 2012 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces General His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has said that 6th of May is a shining landmark in the history of our Armed Forces as it takes a special place in our national march, which is filled with countless gains and achievements on the internal and external levels.
In a message given to the Nation Shield (Dira al Watan) Magazine on the occasion of the 36th anniversary of the unification of the UAE Armed Forces, Sheikh Mohammed said that the unification of our armed forces under one central command and one flag and logo was done with the goal to make it a strong shield that protects homeland security, sovereignty, stability and territorial integrity.
The modernisation of the UAE Armed Forces was the result of continued efforts and the great support of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of UAE and Supreme Commander of the armed forces.
His efforts, as part of his ongoing quest to achieve comprehensive development in the sectors of the state and all its various institutions, provided all the required capabilities for the development of our armed forces, boosting its readiness to protect the security of the motherland and the people, said Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed.
Al our achievements were in danger if we didn't protect them and defend them against oddities At the same time, the unification of the armed forces was also the means to further strengthening and consolidating the of Union and the guaranteeing of its security and stability, added Sheikh Mohammed.
This is also an important occasion to renew our resolve to continue to modernize and develop the Armed Forces and provide it with the best competent national cadre and the latest types of weapons and equipment, enhancing its continuous and outstanding preparedness to ensure the security of the Arabian Gulf and our Arab surroundings, as well as to actively contribute to the service of international peace and stability under the umbrella of the United Nations; said Sheikh Moahmmed.
In this context, we renew our covenant of our wise leadership that the armed forces will remain a fortress in the face of dangers and threats, said Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed.
He offered greetings to Their Highnesses President Sheikha Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Supreme Council Members and Rulers of various emirates in this auspices occasion.